How are bluebirds doing in Central Ohio over the past several years? If anyone knows, it's Dick Tuttle, who has been monitoring active bluebird nests in Delaware County with a mid-May census since 1968. Check out his conclusions in this article.
The miracle of migration persists around us, and no migrants are more interesting than shorebirds. The Nature Conservancy is tracking migrants, and even scientists name individual birds and wonder what has happened to them.
On the opposite side of the world my concept of environmental protection was forever changed. I had traveled to the Philippines as an Audubon Society volunteer to learn more about programs that integrated conservation projects with the health and family planning needs of the local communities.
Columbus readers may be interested to know about the successes that Dick Tuttle is achieving with bluebird nesting trails in Delaware and Alum Creek State Parks immediately to our north. And, as Dick points out, there is more to bluebirding than bluebirds: read on to find out why.